You are receiving this email because you have access to the “Hire” or “Affiliate” ePAR in ConnectCarolina and today we are restricting access to the Social Security Number (SSN).
Information Technology Enterprise Applications takes its responsibility for securing our employees’ sensitive information (including social security numbers) very seriously. The changes we are making this week will tighten security by limiting the number of places where a social security number (SSN) is displayed and reducing the number of individuals who can see them. To secure this information, many organizations have already abandoned processes that require the use of social security number. Even Medicare is removing the SSN from Medicare insurance cards.
Beginning on Thursday, October 11 after 5:00 pm, you will no longer be able to see or search the National ID/SSN field on the Hire or Affiliate ePAR. This change applies to:
- the search fields on the Step 0 of 5: Candidate Search page and the results screen on the Hire ePAR,
- the Step 0 of 5: Identity Information page on the Hire ePAR,
- the Affiliate Lookup page and the search results screen on the Affiliate ePAR, and
- the Add or Update an Affiliate page on the Affiliate ePAR.
The best way to search for a person in ConnectCarolina is by using their PID. To reiterate, if you have been using SSN as an identifier in your work, please revise your process to use other identifier(s).
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to make the information stored in ConnectCarolina even more secure. If you have any questions about these changes, you can submit a help request at help.unc.edu.
The ConnectCarolina Team